Hard disks are relatively simple storage devices, broadly organized into data storage areas and tables to store all the important information. Some parts of the hard disk are also dedicated to the operating system, and store procedures used to boot the system. However, hard disks are susceptible to logical corruption due to a variety of reasons, resulting in data getting lost or corrupted. In such situations one can either opt for recovery using backup, or using hard disk recovery
software. It is the process of retrieving and restoring lost, deleted and inaccessible data.
In spite of the utmost care, data loss situations do occur. These situation happen due to a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are:
Human error – accidental deletion, formatting of the drive
Interrupted power supply
What do you do when your data is inaccessible, lost or deleted?
1)The first thing would be to check that you haven’t accidentally moved the data to a different folder or accidentally deleted it. The former can be resolved by using the Search utility to find the file in your disk. The latter can be checked by examining the recycle bin.
2)Another thing that a person can always rely upon is the latest backup. But if the backup is not up to date, or doesn't exist, then it becomes difficult for a person to recover complete data.
3)Try inbuilt programs such as Scandisk and Chkdisk. If the file data has been written to a bad sector, these programs salvage whatever part of the data is still readable and store it to a clean sector. They also mark the bad sector as unusable, minimizing the chances of further loss.
The safest is to stop using the system and extract all the inaccessible data using a good data recovery
tool. A good third-party partition recovery tools can ensure that your data is safely recovered in just a few mouse clicks. Designed to perform customized recovery, these tools are an aid to any individual.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
is a useful utility that recovers deleted business critical files, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and more. It also recovers corrupt images, audios, video files, and other multimedia files. The utility works well with Memory cards, various external drives and hard disks. It recovers lost, deleted and formatted data from NTFS, FAT and exFAT based systems.